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AC gets overtaken by boy in pedal car (well, pedal aircraft to be precise) - photo attached!


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Carroll Shelby's personal Cobra 427 sold last Friday at the Mecum Auction, Kissimmee for a whopping $5.94 million (£4.34 million). Here's a video of the sale:

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1130693_carroll-shelby-s-1965-shelby-427-cobra-fetches-5-94m-at-mecum-auction


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Photo attached.

Apart from being Managing Director of AC Cars, S F Edge was M.D of Cubitt Cars also. The car on the left, in the photo, is a Cubitt. They were declared bankrupt in 1925:

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / George Bernard Shaw
« on: December 07, 2020, 22:24:33 »
Photo attached, taken December 1921, of George Bernard Shaw, playwright, political activist etc, in his AC 12/24:
 

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Errol Flynn and his AC
« on: August 08, 2020, 18:55:39 »
Although born in Tasmania, Australia, a part of Errol Flynn’s private education was in London. His acting training also was in Britain so when recommended for film work in Hollywood it wasn’t unusual that many there saw him as the archetypal Englishman and he was soon cast as a dashing character in action films.

It is said that he owned an AC, a 16/80 Competition Sports. The prewar US importer was ‘English Motor Cars Ltd’ of New York and this model, with the fastback tail (not the slab tank), was AC’s attempt to enter the American market in 1936. He may well have bough the car or the marketing may have meant that Errol Flynn was approached with an offer to use one of the cars (not unusual then, nor now) for promotion - just the right image; a sporting English car for the successful ‘English’ actor!  The US venture did not prove successful however and most of the cars were returned to the factory in 1938. Photos below:







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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / 2-litre hubcaps
« on: January 15, 2020, 17:23:45 »
Four 2-litre hubcaps for sale, on-line at Catawiki:

https://www.catawiki.com/l/33196185-hubcaps-ac

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Here's a photo taken in Toronto, Canada in 1956.

The car still survives (only two of this model do) and has since been restored. It's an Anzani-engined 12/40 Sports from 1922. Each car was tested at over 70mph at Brooklands and certificates were available to each new owner. It was brought back to England in 1995 for auction, a few more owners and then sold again by Historics Auctioneers in 2016.


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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / 1925 AC sales brochure
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:11:50 »
H and H Auctions had a 1925 AC Cars sales brochure in their automobilia sale, 1/9/2019. With 38 bids the final price raised was £575. Photos below:
 

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Edwardian period AC panel van
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:00:19 »
Interesting photo has surfaced of a panel van made in 1914. Clearly a Fivet-engined AC made by Auto Carriers Ltd. The photo apparently was a press release, though with war looming probably got nowhere (and unlikely of use by the War Office with then the lack of engine availability from France).



 

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The VSCC Prescott Speed Hill Climb took place three weeks back. It has become a one of the finest pre-1940 display of cars, to be seen anywhere, with more than 400 visiting vintage/PVT cars in the car park alone, more in the paddock. Photos below from 'Classic and Sports Car' with the latter photo captioned 'this post-war AC Ace sneaked in....' (!):

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The VSCC Prescott Speed Hill Climb took place three weeks back. It has become a one of the finest pre-1940 display of cars, to be seen anywhere, with more than 400 visiting vintage/PVT cars in the car park alone, more in the paddock. Photos below from 'Classic and Sports Car' with the latter photo captioned 'this post-war AC Ace sneaked in....' (!):



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